Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:04 PM
The MS River is at 27 feet on the Arkansas City gauge and
Crappie fishing on Lake Beulah has really been picking up.
Hearing a lot of good reports from fishermen catching some good
sized crappie. 3-5 feet of water seems to be the sweet spot right
now. Get out there and hook some crappie while the weather is
For bass, good locations should be around the fishing piers and
old pilings on the Mississippi side of the lake - anywhere with
cover in water 3 to 8 feet deep. Try a square billed crankbait
around points or along the shoreline. Soft plastic worms or lizards
fished slow and close to cover is also often effective. As
long as the river remains out of the lake and water levels remain
relatively low, fish should be concentrated around whatever
structure is still underwater.
For catfish, try tightlining on the bottom in deep water or
fishing trotlines down at the southern end of the lake. Best
baits for blues and channels would be chicken liver or
Lake Beulah can be located by turning West on Main Street from
Highway 1 in the town of Beulah. Take the left ramp to go up the
levee then the next right. This will take you to the public boat
ramp on the North end of Beulah.
Lake Beulah is at a relatively high elevation compared to other
Mississippi River oxbow lakes. When the river is below 18 feet
(Ark. City) the water level of the lake is stable. Between 18 - 20
feet lake level is controlled by drainage through culvert in dam.
Above 24 feet lake rises/falls close to same rate as changes in
A depth map of Lake Beulah can be found at the folloiwing